Text of Joint Letter addressed by the General Secretaries of the CPI(M) and CPI to the Prime Minister
Dear Pradhan Mantriji,
We wish to draw your attention to the assurances that were made by the Central government when the Andhra Pradesh bifurcation Bill was passed in the Parliament. At that point of time, MPs of the Left parties had raised that many issues remain unresolved in the envisaged bifurcation of the erstwhile undivided state of Andhra Pradesh. The Parliament and the people were assured that all these problems will be addressed and immediate measures would be undertaken to solve them and redress the economic backwardness in various regions of these states.
Unfortunately, there has been no forward movement on any of these assurances that were then given by the Central government and later repeated by your government after you assumed office as Prime Minister.
We are of the strong opinion that the Promises made to the people and the assurances given to the Parliament must be immediately addressed and consequently all the proposed schemes for development are put in operation.
Though delayed, at least now, an announcement by you redeeming these promises at the foundation ceremony at Amaravati, the designated capital city of the state of Andhra Pradesh, would be appropriate.
S. Sudhakar Reddy Sitaram Yechury
General Secretary General Secretary